Return to the starting point to find Ariel

News 17 March, 2018
  • Photo Frederique Giguere
    Police officers on mountain bikes have once again scoured the area in search of the boy.

    Frederique Giguere

    Friday, 16 march 2018 23:38

    Friday, 16 march 2018 23:38

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    Lack of track, the police of Montreal reneged on its not Friday, passing the comb a quadrilateral of about 400 square meters located around the residence of the young Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, whose family has had no news since Monday.

    On the fourth day of searches, the authorities have dropped a good part of the heavy artillery deployed up to now.

    The cavalry, watercraft, and the helicopter of the Sûreté du Québec have not been called in reinforcements on Friday.


    It has rather opted for the good old door-to-door, a technique of inquiry which remains non-negligible. The patrol boats have criss-crossed once more for the district Kouakou, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, as well as the park of the Boatmen, where the child has been seen for the last time. All-terrain vehicles have also been put to contribution.

    All the images of the security cameras collected so far have been reviewed again by the investigators in order to find a new track.

    “We want to ensure not to have anything missed, you have analyzed the smaller track,” said the agent, Jean-Pierre Brabant, spokesperson for the Montreal police.

    The command post has been moved in the parking lot of the Galeries de Normandie, rue De Salaberry, since the owner of the restaurant, The Bordeaux region, where the investigators were stationed since the beginning of the week, was tired of the constant back-and-forth.

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    Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, age 10, disappeared on march 12, 2018 in Montreal.

    Even if they still have no idea where the little Ariel, the police officers remain hopeful of bringing him back to his family. As more agents are parents themselves, the investigation becomes very personal for some of them.

    “In the hours and effort are not counted when one talks about a 10 year old child,” added the officer Brabant.

    The colleagues of the father of Ariel, Kouadio Frederic Kouakou, a teacher in a primary school in the borough of Lachine, have launched a campaign of sociofinancement in order to help the family :